A friend of mine pointed me in the direction of MyCivicWorkout the other day. So many people have been asking me, and many others I know in the nonprofit world, "what can we do?" in response to this particularly vicious political climate. People are beginning to realize that just posting a status on Facebook or dropping a load of garage sale leftovers at Goodwill isn't enough any more, and they want to get involved! While I usually start by encouraging people to make a recurrent, unrestricted donation to a charity they are passionate about, everyone can do more to create the world they want to see. MyCivicWorkout helps people reach out and make an impact in their communities. It's a fantastic way to flex those activist muscles...even if you're just starting out. Subscribe to get 5-, 10-, and 30-minute activism "workouts" to build your do-goodery muscles and make a difference. So get out of the armchair activist role and get to work!
(Guys, that was a LOT of workout metaphors for one blog post. I'm so sorry)